Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Simon Richardson Update (31/8/2011)

Some better news today, Simon is awake again.  Following a CT scan yesterday, Doctors have now established the reason for his breathing difficulty - blood clots on his lungs.  They hadn't suspected this previously, putting the difficulty down to a build up of mucus.  Now diagnosed, they can give the specific treatment needed and they were able to bring Simon out of sedation.

Today, he's awake, more alert and showing a better colour, everything is healing as expected in terms of the breaks and he's in less discomfort.  His wife Amanda has been keeping him up to date with everything that's been going on and reading Twitter messages of support to him at the bedside.  Keep them coming.

Organisers of the Tour of Britain generously sent Amanda a signed top and route map, which you can see below, signed by wellwishers who attended the Welshpool to Caerphilly stage recently.  Amanda was really thrilled and has sent her thanks to the organisers.  #SIMONSTRONG

Like say thanks to @tourofbritain for messages of support 4 @cyclingsimonmbe AR

Note to Press; Simon Richardson is a double-gold Paralympic cyclist.  On the track in Bejing 2008 he won the LC3/4 1km time trial and 3km individual pursuit. He also claimed a silver in the road time trial and assisted team mate Darren Kenny to victory in the road race.  Further details can be found on his Wikipedia page.

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